You Can’t Make Her Go Country, If She Doesn’t Know How To!

You Can’t Make Her Go Country, If She Doesn’t Know How To!

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee





The young girl woke up to the daylight

Shining through the windows in the room

It was so cold … she stayed in the bed she lay in


What have I done, she thought

There’s no turning back now… I can’t get out

Of this room I’m in… I made my bed, I have to lay in it


She felt butterflies in her stomach

She waited… waited … waited for someone to come

Someone to come, take her away to a new life


The young girl ran away from her old life

Taking a chance on … a new life

Not knowing what direction the wind would blow her


Would she live to regret her decision

For the moment, she didn’t think that far

She just wanted someone to come get her


She wasn’t used to being alone

She was afraid… she ran off to get married

Eloped… to marry a tall, handsome guy she thought she loved


In the days that followed… the young girl’s eyes began to open

To see a whole new world she never knew existed

She met people like she’d never known


Saw a way of life she’d never experienced

Did grown up things for the first time

A little girl doing adult things… she wanted to be little again


She watched, listened in awe

Accents, strange people… in the countryside

She’d never been in the countryside before


There were cows to be milked

Butter to be churned

Skillet cornbreadpinto beans, chow-chow to be eaten


Yes, life was different here… she found it hard to adjust

Never did learn how to bake that damn skillet cornbread

Should have been simple to do… it wasn’t to her


She loved gourmet cooking… like her mom cooked for her

Cooked some Chinese food for her new husband

What in the hell is that?  He threw plate and all… out the front door


You can take the young girl out of the city

Force her to live her life differently

But… you can’t make her go ‘country’ if she doesn’t know how to!



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